California increases minimum wage: Everything you should know

california increases minimum wage everything you should know

california increases minimum wage everything you should know

California, a state in the Western United States, has increased minimum wages for health care workers and fast-food workers. Gavin Christopher Newsom, the Governor of California, has approved two major pay raises for workers. The minimum wages will be increased by next year. Health care workers and fast-food workers will receive the benefit from the wage increase.

What can California workers expect? What did Gov. Gavin Newsom say? What is the new minimum wage for workers in California? 

New minimum wage in California

California’s current overall minimum wage is $15.50. It will increase even more by next year. The minimum wage will increase to $16 on January 1 for all employers. The minimum wage will be increased to $20 per hour for all fast food workers from April 1, 2024. The rule will be applied in at least 60 locations throughout the country. 

Gov. Gavin Newsom has also signed a bill to increase the minimum wage of healthcare workers. Around 400,000 employees will benefit from this new law. The salary increases will begin on June 1. 

Hospitals with more than 10,000 workers will pay a minimum wage of $23 an hour to healthcare workers in 2024, $24 in 2025 and $25 in 2026. Community clinics will pay $21 per hour to workers in 2024, increasing to $22 in 2026 and $25 in 2027.

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What can California workers expect?

Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed to increase the wages of health care workers. The minimum wage for health care workers will be increased to $25 per hour over the next 5 years. Gov. Gavin Newsom also  signed a law to increase the minimum wage for fast food workers to $20 per hour. This law will take effect in April 2024. 

Earlier this month, the governor also signed a new law to increase the days of paid sick leave for all the workers. California workers will get five days sick leave instead of three. He said, “Too many folks are still having to choose between skipping a day’s pay and taking care of themselves or their family members when they get sick.”

About Wrighter

Wrighter covers news across the global on Human Rights, Migrants Rights, and Labor Rights. Wrighter has vast experience in writing and is a doctor by profession.

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